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Email Hack Methods – Server Hack

Email Hack Methods – Server Hack

So far, we’ve talked about the ways email passwords can be stolen while under your control.  Today, we’re going to address the one way of having your email password taken in which you have zero control – a server hack....

By on Jan 17, 2017

Category: Email, Security

Email Hack Methods – Answering Questions

Email Hack Methods – Answering Questions

We’ve been looking at the various ways your email password can be hacked.  Besides being stolen, figured out or given away through social engineering, another method to get your password is for a hacker to successfully answer your security...

By on Jan 17, 2017

Category: Email, Security

Email Hack Methods – Social Engineering

Email Hack Methods – Social Engineering

  You’ve probably heard that a chain is only as strong as its weakest link.  Unfortunately, when it comes to protecting our email accounts, we, the users of email, are usually the weakest link.  We often fall prey to...

By on Jan 17, 2017

Category: Email, Security

Email Hack Methods – Figuring Out Your Password

Email Hack Methods – Figuring Out Your Password

As we mentioned in yesterday’s post, getting into your email account depends on obtaining your password.  We talked about ways your password might be stolen (http://www.4kcc.com/blog2/?p=946).  Today, we ‘re going to look at ways a hacker (or anyone else...

By on Jan 11, 2017

Category: Email, Security

Email Hack Methods – Stealing Your Password

Email Hack Methods – Stealing Your Password

For someone to gain entry to your email account, they must have access to your password.  These next blog postings are going to look at the various ways bad guys can get your password.  Today, we start with stealing...

By on Jan 10, 2017

Category: Email, Security

Email Hack Methods – Intro

Email Hack Methods – Intro

There’s no question about it – email hacking has been in the news a lot in the past few weeks and months.  Between the DNC (Democratic National Committee) and Yahoo, there’s been plenty of talk regarding the unsavory access...

By on Jan 09, 2017

Category: Email, Security

Extortion Attempts Via Email

Extortion Attempts Via Email

  Scammers are always trying to find a way to get your money!  This is nothing new.  However, yesterday, the FBI issued a special announcement about a current extortion attempt.  Rather than reiterate what is in the alert, I’m...

By on Jun 02, 2016

Category: Email, Security

Look Out Google Users

Look Out Google Users

If you’re a Google account holder (Gmail, etc.), be on the lookout for a new scam that comes in email.  You get an email which LOOKS like it comes from Google but it’s a fake.  The email asks you...

By on May 14, 2014

Category: Email, Security

Critics of Henry A. Wallace Were Correct

Critics of Henry A. Wallace Were Correct

You might not recognize his name but Henry A. Wallace was the Vice-President of the United States from 1941 until 1945.  One of the positions he advocated was a post-WWII regime where minimal standards of clothing, food and shelter...

By on Sep 08, 2013

Category: Email

No One Would Steal My Email!

No One Would Steal My Email!

  Although we’ve talked about this in the past, in view of recent revelations regarding government spying, now seems a fitting time to review what information you should NOT be sending in an email. The first thing to understand is...

By on Jun 17, 2013

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